January 31, 2016
New York, NY (January 2016) – EFA Partners, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on arranging capital and providing investment banking and strategic consulting services for entertainment, media and technology companies, announced that it served as co-advisor to Vision Media Management (“Vision Media” or the “Company”) in its recently closed private equity investment from CenterGate Capital.
Vision Media is a leader in worldwide physical and digital asset management, fulfillment and distribution services for the filmed entertainment and retail industries. Its core business focuses on in-theatre marketing materials and promotional distribution of one-sheet posters, self-standing displays and other ancillary marketing components for the major Hollywood studios. The Company also offers proprietary intellectual property, systems and software to manage delivery and provide a secure portal for watermarked materials.
EFA’s principals have over 50 years of collective experience in providing entertainment companies with financial solutions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital placement and advisory services. As a leader in advising companies in various film service sectors, EFA was selected to co-lead Vision Media’s effort of finding a strategic financing partner that would provide capital and guidance for its growth initiatives.
“We were very excited to be a part of this transaction,” stated Kenny Favre, a Managing Partner and founding principal of EFA. “Vision Media has established itself as a fulfillment and distribution leader, and CenterGate will be a great partner to help grow its many business platforms.”
About EFA Partners
EFA Partners is a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking services focused on capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and financial consulting services for entertainment, media and technology companies. Its senior team has closed and managed over $14.5 billion of financings in its targeted sectors, including numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions. EFA also has a wealth of relationships from which to source capital including local and regional banks, national and international banks, specialty finance groups, equipment financiers, providers of mezzanine debt and private equity groups. Since its formation in 2009, EFA has been retained by over 120 clients while arranging and placing over $1.1 billion of capital and advising on nearly $2 billion of additional transactions.
About Vision Media Management
Vision Media Management was founded in 1985 by Michael A. Alvarez, Jr. who successfully grew the company into a global physical and digital services provider to leading entertainment clients that include major television networks and film studios, theatrical exhibitors and high profile consumer products clientele. Headquartered in Valencia, California, Vision Media’s multiple worldwide facilities specialize in executing complex logistics programs and customized fulfillment services.